- 1Moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury: he denounced Western decadenceMore example sentences
- This has been a long-term process of decadence, of culture and of economy.
- There can be little doubt that we, too, live in a time of cultural and moral decadence.
- Marriage was a key issue in the last election, with Massachusetts' gay marriages becoming a symbol of alleged blue state decadence and moral decay.
- 1.1Luxurious self-indulgence: “French” connotes richness and decadence, and that’s the idea of this ice creamMore example sentences
- Luxurious decadence is mostly wasted on you, Virgos.
- To sail in luxurious decadence, try the Symphonia, a 112-foot yacht that sleeps ten.
- It doesn't have that luxurious feeling of decadence like having coffee and scones at 3.30 when everyone else is working.
mid 16th century: from French décadence, from medieval Latin decadentia; related to decay.